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Annual Survey and Employee Feedback (Pierce Transit)

A yearly survey, supplemented by quarterly meetings in which Pierce Transit gathers worker feedback and weekly updates from the agency CEO. Currently looking for more feedback ideas that do not rely on email contact with workers, including terminals for feedback at work.

2019-05-21T16:17:36-04:00July 30, 2018|

One Summer Chicago (Chicago Transit Authority)

A summer program for high school juniors and seniors in which students spend 4 days a week within various departments, and 1 day of the week gaining training in the area of professional development. Students have the opportunity to meet with agency leaders and executives within the CTA.

2019-04-09T15:56:43-04:00July 30, 2018|

Maintenance Training (Pierce Transit)

Journey-level program aimed at mechanics with previous experience, focused on specific skills such as forklift maintenance and working with new electric buses. The program also includes Mech 1 certification for less experienced maintenance staff.

2019-04-09T12:21:27-04:00July 30, 2018|

Santa Monica Institute (Santa Monica Big Blue Bus)

This citywide, cross-department program run by the City of Santa Monica, offers a 10-week program of courses to both frontline and staff employees, most of whom enroll in at least one course a year. These courses include both mandatory training and optional development programs.

2019-04-09T13:16:07-04:00July 30, 2018|

Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium (Many Agencies)

Consortium of agencies (including LA Metro, Big Blue Bus, Long Beach Transit, Orange County Transit etc.) that cooperate on maintenance and technical training courses. Consortium contracts with training groups to develop courses and train future trainers from various member agencies and local colleges. These new trainers then offer the courses to all consortium members through their home agency or college, and helps fill these course spots.

2019-04-09T12:27:38-04:00July 30, 2018|

Second Chance Program (CTA)

A year-long program designed to offer training and experience to Chicago residents facing barriers to employment. The program includes both work experience and specific training courses in operations and maintenance.

2019-05-19T13:32:42-04:00July 30, 2018|

Lean Program (Pierce Transit)

Based off Lean maintenance philosophy stressing efficiency and innovative, flexible solutions. Basic course includes an introduction to Lean theory followed by practical applications. Additional offerings include a Leadership course with similar content, but a focus on supporting frontline employees, and a Green Belt program in which trainees learn more about Lean philosophy, and implement it in an individual program designed to improve Pierce Transit's efficiency.

2019-05-21T16:30:21-04:00July 30, 2018|

Bus Safety and Training (Pierce Transit)

Programs designed to quickly train and prepare new operators. The program includes several days of onboarding, roughly a month of training, followed by a mentorship program in which new operators are paired with those who have more experience on particular routes. The program also offers CDL training for potential operators without a CDL license.

2019-04-09T12:13:29-04:00July 30, 2018|
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